Capgemini will enter into a new partnership agreement with IDEMIA aiming to introduce a secure Internet of Things (IoT) device management platform which reinforces secure connectivity for a variety of devices and data. This agreement is a step towards meeting the growing need for the connectivity and security of smart objects.
Backed by Capgemini and IDEMIA’s expertise, the joint platform intends to bring to smart devices much needed security and connectivity while simplifying the device on-boarding, configuration and integration with existing customer back-end systems.
The platform will be based on Capgemini’s IoT device management platform X-IoT, which securely connects and manages any type of gateway and protocols to the cloud, plus IDEMIA’s M-TRUST solution, which guarantees device security of all collected data, command and configurations sent to devices. It can be used for all kinds of devices, from simple smart health devices and smart valves to supply water to a city, through to industrial machinery and devices.
For example, an e-health app gives doctors flexibility in taking care of their patients via an exchange of critical data and provides them with the possibility to make smarter decisions based on authenticated and encrypted devices, secured access (to change parameters) and secure data flow. In the same way, within a factory or across an infrastructure, it enables machines and devices to connect, to predict and prevent fluctuations.
Even though cybercrime costs have quadrupled between 2015 and 2019, IoT will create more opportunities for many industries. Given this context, for IoT to be more scalable and trustworthy for clients and end users, connectivity capabilities and security need to be increased.
“The basic foundation of product or industrial analytics and AI is connectivity coupled with security,” said Jean-Pierre Petit, Director of Digital Manufacturing at Capgemini. “Capgemini’s agreement with IDEMIA will provide a unique, fully agnostic, configurable and highly secure platform from an end-point device to the cloud.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with Capgemini, given the excellent fit of our mutual services,” said Yves Portalier, executive vice president for connected objects activities at IDEMIA. “Boosted by our M-TRUST solution, IDEMIA brings its globally reputed expertise to Capgemini with a view to stepping up security for Capgemini’s clients involved in various sectors that are complementary to those we serve.”